International Centre For Suppressed Music

Music, Oppression & Exile

Music, Oppression & Exile: the Impact of Nazism on the Musical Development in the 20th Century – April 2008

This conference presented by ICSM in cooperation with the Jewish Music Institute (SOAS) and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, had four key themes – the musical life in Europe before Hitler, the mechanics of the Third Reich’s musical policies, the dispersal of composers and musicians and musical life in Europe after Hitler.

Contributors included Gottfried Wagner, great-grandson of Richard Wagner, Michael Haas, producer of the Decca ‘Entartete Musik’ recordings; music curator of the Jewish Museum Vienna; and Research Director of the JMI International Centre for Suppressed Music, Bret Werb, Director of Music at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,Albrecht Dümling, Musica Reanimata, Berlin and Erik Levi, Royal Holloway University of London and author of Music in the Third Reich.

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